SWEDISH SOCKERKAKA

Today its -9 degrees outside and the sun is shining bright and all of the rabbits on my backyard is laying down (we have like a whole family living there together with a pheasant and some hedgehogs), sunbathing their tummies. This is Swedish winter when it is at its best. However, I watch the sun…

SHROVE TUESDAY – THE SWEDISH SEMLOR

So, today its once again one strange Swedish tradition to celebrate; Shrove Tuesday! Or as we swedes call it; Fettisdagen. For some of you this day is actually known for eating pancakes, or as the “international pancake day”. But here in Sweden (and in most scandinavian countries, we eat a semla instead). This wonderful cream…

LOVE-YUMMIES or KÄRLEKSMUMS

So, were almost done with January. Its been a great month for me – I guess having some time off is great but I believe I feel better when having some daily routines. I’ve really gotten into yoga (once again) and I really can’t understand why I stopped. It makes a lot of difference in how…

PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE STARS

Today it’s the coldest day so far this year, about -16 degrees to be exact. That means a really cold nose as soon you step outside, but the air is incredible crisp and the sun is shining so I can’t really complain. So, this recipe is a good one; its a cross between a brownie and a cookie…

RIS Á LA MALTA

I can’t believe it’s only 3 days left of 2015 – as always, the year have flown by so fast. This means that this is the last of the “Christmas-food” posts for this year, ending with the one thing I can’t celebrate Christmas without; Ris á la Malta. This is the one thing I ask my…

DAY BEFORE DUNKING-DAY and ICE CHOCOLATE

What kind of crazy day is “Dunking-day” you say? Its christmas! In Sweden we have a tradition of dunking a piece of bread in the broth where we have cooked our christmas ham in. That makes today the day before dunking-day since we celebrate christmas the 24th. This is one of the best days of the…

GINGERBREAD CUPCAKE w/ LINGONBERRY-CURD

Both my two exams are done and went well so I’m relived to finally be able to say that I’m officially on christmas-break!  Since my university are international (we’re probably 50/50 Swedish and the rest is from all around world) we start our school-year early to be able to have a long christmas-break so everyone…

3RD ADVENT, SWEDISH SAFFRON-BUNS or LUSSEKATTER

Today it’s 3rd of advent and finally I can show you one of my absolute favorites when it comes to sweet things; Lussekatter (or Lucia cats if you translate it directly). Its a soft, sweet saffron bun with raisins, traditionally eaten during Lucia (13th of December). I believe this tradition could be quite exotic for…

SANTA’S PORRIDGE – 2ND ADVENT

Can’t believe it’s already the 2nd of advent! This week have flown by so fast, probably due to a lot of studying for my exams (one week left today) and the fact that my days are so stuffed with meeting friends, hockey and preparation for our presentation in accounting-class. Every year the Swedish television air…

SWEDISH VACCUM-CLEANERS

This is the Swedish retro-cake ‘Dammsugare’ or Vacuum-cleaners in English, and they have got their name from the tube-shaped vacuum cleaners used in the 1960s and the fact that they historically were used to use up old and dry cakes “to vacuum them up…” . Despite their doubtful history they are a real treat, sweet…

CINNAMONBUN WREATH

This is a new take on the Swedish classic; the cinnamon bun or “kanelbullen”. Or really, this is the original version of it, but its gotten a bit forgotten. Instead of making separete buns you make one big one, with the (amazing) perk of beeing so much more moist. Its also quite a impressive centerpiece to…